For those enquiring minds wondering “What is this Vanda & Young Global Songwriting Competition with its illustrious talk of cash prizes and artistic glory all for a good cause?”

We have some answers.

It is a very special worldwide songwriting competition based in Australia and open to songwriters of all genres, at any stage in their career, with all entry fee proceeds going directly to fund the transformative programs of Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy Australia (NRMTA).

With the deadline of May 2 approaching, we went direct to the source (the competition organisers) to find out more. Who is the source? That information and so much more is provided below. Let’s go!

  1. Vanda & Young are musical heroes and the competition is named in their honour.
    Harry Vanda and the late George Young founded The Easybeats, one of the first Aussie bands to really crack the international music market. They are responsible for The Easybeats’ classic Friday On My Mind, John Paul Young’s Love is in the Air and a slew of other hits.